Aural Sculptors - The Stranglers Live 1976 to the Present

Welcome to Aural Sculptors, a blog aimed at bringing the music of The Stranglers to as wide an audience as possible. Whilst all of the various members of the band that have passed through the ranks since 1974 are accomplished studio musicians, it is on stage where the band have for me had their biggest impact.

As a collector of their live recordings for many years I want to share some of the better quality material with other fans. By selecting the higher quality recordings I hope to present The Stranglers in the best possible light for the benefit of those less familiar with their material than the hardcore fan.

Needless to say, this site will steer well clear of any officially released material. As well as live gigs, I will post demos, radio interviews and anything else that I feel may be of interest.

In addition, occasionally I will post material by other bands, related or otherwise, that mean a lot to me.

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Sunday 10 January 2016

Martian Dance John Peel Session Recorded 8th September 1980

Here's a John Peel Session from the short lived Martian Dance. As can be seen from the flyer above, the band provided a support slot along with Hazel O'Connor when the band played the Lyceum in the summer of 1980.

Martian Dance were signed to EMI, but I believe that they only released one single 'The Situation'. They are perhaps best known for providing tour support to Adam and the Ants on 1980's 'Ants Invasion Tour'.


01. Transformed
02. Two Sides One Story
03. The Situation
04. Stand Alone

Here's a comtemporary interview with vocalist Jerry Lamont from the fanzine 'No Class':

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